R.J. Young is back with another 1 of his takes. This time, he ranked his 5 favorite non-conference games that are coming up this season.

Nearly all of the games involve a ranked vs ranked matchup, but that doesn’t mean that it will stay that way. It’s not surprising that his No.1 non-conference game is the Ohio State-Notre Dame matchup in Week 1. The No. 2 Buckeyes will be taking on the No. 5 Fighting Irish in Columbus.

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Here is the rest of his list:

  • No. 2: No. 1 Alabama at. Texas (Sept. 10)
  • No. 3: No. 3 Georgia vs. No. 11 Oregon (Sept. 3)
  • No. 4: No. 6 Texas A&M vs. No. 16 Miami (Sept. 17)
  • No. 5: No. 10 Baylor at No. 25 BYU (Sept. 10)

There are a lot of great matchups in the 1st few weeks of the 2022 season. The last time that Ohio State played Notre Dame was in the Battlefrog Fiesta Bowl back in 2016. The Buckeyes beat the Irish 44-28.

We’ll see how good this meeting is on Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m. ET on ABC.